Malaria and bacteraemia in African children

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It has been suspected that there is a strong correlation between Malarial infection and an individual to bacterial infection. However there is yet to be a proof of a direct cause. The bacteria is particullarly associated with Gram-negative bacteria in particular non-typhoidal salmonella infections. The investigation was undertaken in Kenya and Anothony Scott noticed that as malaria admissions decreased, so did hospital admissions with bacteraemia. For more read http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)61146-X/fulltext#

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